Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

HOW WERE THEY VIOLATING THE LAW?

Gov. John Patterson:

Well, if they went into public places, which were actually required to be segregated by law, and there were some at that time, that they were going into. Then they were of course deliberately violating the law to try to test it. And to dramatize this and I think thats very clear as to what they were doing, there's no question, no question about that. Now it's hard to justify going out and deliberately violating the law in such a manner, when you can take your case to court and litigate the question in a peaceful atmosphere without violence.